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Old 01-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That break is close enough to the joint that I would call this a joint injury. Return your pass if possible and don't fuck around with doctors orders. How dumb would you feel if you go out early and fall on the weakened shoulder. Though this time you dislocate the shoulder or tear something because it is weak. Then you have an injury that is with you for life.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I ask every time I go in, but all he ever tells me is "to be completely safe, take the season off and don't even ride a bike until you're 100% (which will take 6+ months) but they're obligated to tell me that. I know some skiers who rode right out of the cast/sling and actually progressed faster in their recovery period because they worked out their muscles slowly with the pole movements.
As long as I don't fall on it it makes sense that I'll be fine
How old are you? I ask because I had numerous injuries when I was younger that I pay for now (still only 23) because I didn't let them heal completely. I rushed back to sports after a broken wrist and now my right wrist has nearly half the range of motion of what my left wrist does. I also have chronic ankle/knee/shoulder pain from rushing back after surgery/injuries. You can't prevent falls so you shouldn't bank on that. Shit I have been tackled in the lift line by an idiot before. Listen to your doctor and physical therapist(I assume from that kind of injury you should be doing at least minor physical therapy for a couple weeks). Who knows maybe in April/May the doctor may tell you you're fine and you can get a little time in. It's not worth the potential permanent damage it can cause you.....let alone the potential of needing additional surgery and missing next season
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How old are you? I ask because I had numerous injuries when I was younger that I pay for now (still only 23) because I didn't let them heal completely. I rushed back to sports after a broken wrist and now my right wrist has nearly half the range of motion of what my left wrist does. I also have chronic ankle/knee/shoulder pain from rushing back after surgery/injuries. You can't prevent falls so you shouldn't bank on that. Shit I have been tackled in the lift line by an idiot before. Listen to your doctor and physical therapist(I assume from that kind of injury you should be doing at least minor physical therapy for a couple weeks). Who knows maybe in April/May the doctor may tell you you're fine and you can get a little time in. It's not worth the potential permanent damage it can cause you.....let alone the potential of needing additional surgery and missing next season
Im 17, and the first surgery did suck ive never felt a pain like that worse than the day after surgery, even with all the morphine and stuff they had me
On. I figured ill play it safe, and my next appointment is on feb. 4th where im scheduled to get my sling off meaning the bone fused back together and i should be strong enough to start physio, i had a trip to Mt. Tremblant in Montreal planned on Feb 14th so it looks like that's gonna get scratched Tomorrow ill hitup my hill and see if they can give me a discount or something on next year's pass, this really blows to have wasted $400 for 4 outings. He said ill be good to go for sports (we told him hockey) in 3 months so somewhere during march is my "scheduled" comeback, but ill stick with my physio and try to get some muscle built up as soon as i can
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That break is close enough to the joint that I would call this a joint injury. Return your pass if possible and don't fuck around with doctors orders. How dumb would you feel if you go out early and fall on the weakened shoulder. Though this time you dislocate the shoulder or tear something because it is weak. Then you have an injury that is with you for life.
Exactly what I was thinking. That's a *real* high break basically snapped that bone right at the joint. Middle of the arm maybe I'd chance it but not up high like that.
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Im 17, and the first surgery did suck ive never felt a pain like that worse than the day after surgery, even with all the morphine and stuff they had me
On. I figured ill play it safe, and my next appointment is on feb. 4th where im scheduled to get my sling off meaning the bone fused back together and i should be strong enough to start physio, i had a trip to Mt. Tremblant in Montreal planned on Feb 14th so it looks like that's gonna get scratched Tomorrow ill hitup my hill and see if they can give me a discount or something on next year's pass, this really blows to have wasted $400 for 4 outings. He said ill be good to go for sports (we told him hockey) in 3 months so somewhere during march is my "scheduled" comeback, but ill stick with my physio and try to get some muscle built up as soon as i can
First off make sure be on top of your physical therapy and do only what you're supposed to do. You should be plenty sore once the sling comes off and it will likely be tough to even lift your arm. Most resorts offer "insurance" for a few extra bucks for instances like these. It sucks, but shit happens. I don't see how the doctor would tell you a year to snowboard, but only 3 months for hockey. I played hockey growing up and got hurt a lot more playing that than I do snowboarding.

....one last thing. DO NOT TRY AND OVERDO IT TO GET BACK SOONER!!! I can't stress that enough. I had shoulder surgery 2 1/2 years ago and wanted to get back into the gym more than anything. I pushed through therapy fast and began back at the gym quicker than I should have. My shoulder was feeling good and I started adding too much weight too fast. Probably 3 months or so in and about 6 months post surgery I blew it out again. Now I'm just waiting for an opportune time to have it done AGAIN. It hurts when I do any type of strenuous activity and is a bitch to deal with. Luckily for me snowboarding and mountain biking don't bother it too much so I can do those while I wait to have it repaired again.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i know how you feel bought a season pass which got refunded plus 800 dollars worth of new gear and hit a tree in my truck in november. Wound up dislocating my knee it sucks looking at your gear everyday not being able to ride but look at the positive you can still walk. Also snapped my clavical in half was back playing rugby 4 weeks later i think youd be good.

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Tomorrow ill hitup my hill and see if they can give me a discount or something on next year's pass, this really blows to have wasted $400 for 4 outings.
One lesson you will learn as you get older, and few get told this, is that there are times when you simply lose money. This is one of those times. There is no failsafe for bad luck in life. It sucks. It really sucks. But it is something you have to get used to and plan for as an adult.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Bones broke just from snowboarding? Femur, Ankle, and Finger on seperate occasions. Numerous stitches, muscle injuries, and dislocations/seperations... :S ...wouldn't trade the experience for the world tbh and Thankful to be alive

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Old 01-05-2013, 01:47 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I dont have a whole lot of boarding experience. I am a true newbie. Have been taking lessons every weekend for the past month or so.

But I was a nurse before I changed career direction and went into the legal field...and then became a stay at home mom. I will say that the break in that bone is pretty high (as others have stated). Do much more damage to that area and you will spend the rest of your life wishing you had listened to the doctor.

Personally I would not risk it. PLUS, I have to give my opinion as a mother as well. If my 17 year old had this kind of an injury I can tell you right now that they would not be boarding again this season. (my daughter is 7). Maybe that makes me sound like the mean and cranky old lady of the group...and I am ok with that. (I am only 32) What do your parents say?

On a final note...this entire thread has kind of freaked me out. lol My first lesson my instructor told me that if I felt like I was losing control or was going to fall I was to ball my hands into fists and tuck my arms in. She said broken fingers happen all the time.
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